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    Uman Island Chuuk State (Truk) Federated States of Micronesia

Location
Uman Island is located in Truk Lagoon in Chuuk State (Truk) in the Federated States of Micronesia. To the northwest is Fefan Island. To the north is Dublon Island (Tonoas, Tonowas).

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, the area to the west of Uman Island was used as an anchorage for the 6th Fleet.

4th Civil Engineering Department and Naval Construction Departments dug trenches, caves and built roads on the islands. Only about six buildings associated with the radio station were built. 600 Men of the 49th Naval Guard Unit were stationed on the island too.

The Forth Naval Communications Corps and its mission of maintenance and operation of the radio and radar station on the island. A torpedo boat station was created later in the war.

American missions against Uman
April 25, 1944 - February 17, 1945

127mm Type 89 Anti-Aircraft Gun
Emplaced on the island

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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